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Uppsala Reports Long Reads – Into the infodemic

March 26, 2021 Uppsala Monitoring Centre
Drug Safety Matters
Uppsala Reports Long Reads – Into the infodemic
Show Notes

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, so did waves of viral misinformation. For pharmacovigilance manager Marco Tuccori, fighting the “infodemic” is a massive, but necessary, battle.

This episode is part of the Uppsala Reports Long Reads series – the most topical stories from UMC’s pharmacovigilance magazine, brought to you in audio format. Find the original article here.

After the read, Marco tells us how the pandemic has affected his work at the University Hospital of Pisa, Italy – and what are the most pressing challenges in pharmacovigilance communication today.

Tune in to find out:

  • What consequences the infodemic had on the use of medicines
  • How the pharmacovigilance community has fought the infodemic so far
  • Why empathy can be a powerful tool to counteract misinformation

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Marco Tuccori’s piece in Uppsala Reports was inspired by an article that he and his colleagues wrote for Drug Safety, on the impact of the infodemic on drug-utilisation behaviours

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